Speed-Listening and the Trouble With 'Podfasters'

Like you—like every delirious commuter—I savor podcasts. They’re a reprieve from my dead-eyed Twitter scroll. But unlike you, I don’t stress about missing an episode or four. In fact, I find comfort in the medium’s buffet of excess. Therefore I reserve special scorn for so-called podfasters: the tweakers who listen at 1.5X, 2X, even 3X…

By JohnValbyNation March 20, 2019 0

Why It's So Tough to Keep Antibiotics Out of Your Turkey

David Pitman is a third-generation poultry grower, raising chickens and turkeys with his brother and parents on a property east of Fresno that his grandfather founded in 1954. They’re independent farmers—instead of raising birds for a corporation, they sell directly to wholesalers and stores—and their farming style reflects that freedom. They buy turkeys from a…

By JohnValbyNation March 20, 2019 0

We Need to Talk About Crazy Rich Asians

A big thing happened this weekend. Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters and brought in an impressive $34 million over its five-day weekend. (It technically opened Wednesday night.) That may not qualify as "crazy rich" in the era of $100 million-plus Star Wars opening weekends, but for context, it's the best-performing comedy since last year’s Girls…

By JohnValbyNation March 20, 2019 0

Netflix and Amazon Binged Wins at the Golden Globes

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for another installment of The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of the latest in the world of culture, from breakout trailers to box-office breakdowns. In today's installment: Netflix and Amazon stay Golden at last night's awards; Brad Bird embarks upon a new movie mission; and, for the third weekend in a…

By JohnValbyNation March 20, 2019 0